GETTING THE RIGHT HELP TO PEOPLE IN NEED.
DO YOU BELIEVE EVERYONE IN OUR CITY DESERVES TO LIVE WITH DIGNITY?
Thanks For Your Compassion!
We completely agree! It’s by the combined efforts of compassionate-hearted people like yourself that we can ensure families live in dignity. Our unified efforts will ensure they are loved, encouraged and on a strong path to a life of self-sufficiency!
Some Facts About Homelessness In Clay County, FL
While the perception is at times that homeless and displaced families deserve what they are getting because they are lazy, unmotivated, addicted or just don’t care; the fact of the matter is many displaced and homeless people have had some type of substantial set back in their lives that have placed them in their current situation. Be it a job loss/drop in income, illness, loss of transportation that led to loss of job/income, divorce, abuse, etc.. Many of us are only one paycheck or one circumstance from being in the same predicament. MOST people who are displaced want their life back, but just need a hand up (not a hand out) to do it.
In 2016, Mercy Support Services received and responded to more than 1,550 calls. Of those, 47% needed financial assistance, 33% needed help with housing, and the other 20% needed food, medical assistance or help with transportation.
You can help them turn their circumstances around in four most important ways: Pray, Give, Volunteer and Help Spread Awareness. If you’re still not convinced, but are willing to stay informed and just explore the issues that the hurting are facing, you can sign up for our newsletter below:
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Together We Can Make A Difference In Clay County
Thanks to you, more than 1,700 Clay County men, women and children called us this year to help them in a crisis. Through those calls, we impacted more than 4,200 people in Clay County and guided 9 families through our self-sufficiency program. Many of those callers are homeless or in danger of losing their homes. On their behalf, I want to thank you for providing them the help they needed to get back on their feet.
Not long ago, Mercy Support Services was able to help a Debra, a single mother and her two children who were living in a van in then Walmart parking lot. Mercy provided housing, food and support and helped her find work. Today, the family is transitioning out of the program and into self-sufficiency. But none of this could have happened without your support.
Every day, your support makes stories like Debra’s possible.
Now, Mercy Support Services is launching its 2017 Year-End Campaign and our goal is to help 100 more Clay County families come in from the streets and find help to get their lives back on track. You see, even though we helped more than 50 local families this year, there are unfortunately many more who need our help, but we just don’t have the resources available.
Would you be willing to make a special year-end donation of $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to help us meet our goal and bring 100 more Clay County families in from the cold?
We simply can’t do it without you. Your support will make a real, lasting impact in the lives of Clay County families who are still in need.
Please make your donation now. The lives of many people just like Debra are at stake.
Thank you for your continued support and friendship.
R. Patrick Hayle
Mercy Support Services
P.S. Our Year-End Campaign is going on now. Our goal is to raise enough to provide housing and support services to 100 Clay County families next year. We can’t do it without your help. Will you make a gift of $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to help us meet this goal?
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Our Call Center volunteers take calls from people seeking help in many areas, including utilities, rent, mortgage, medical needs, food, clothing, evictions, veterans assistance, and more. Those needing substantial help are assigned to a Care Coach.
People in crisis are often quite stressed. Mercy Support Services trains volunteers to be their advocates and to help access resources on their behalf. The Mercy Care Coach helps individuals and families get back to self-sufficiency.
Learn more about the services at Mercy Support Services as well as the men, women, and children we have helped. Our videos tell their stories and inform our community about the desperate need for homeless services in Clay County.
Mercy Support Services
P.O. Box 1526
Orange Park, FL 32067
Ph: (904) 297-4052